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congruence (plural congruences)
- The quality of agreeing or corresponding; being suitable and appropriate.
- (mathematics, number theory) a relation between two numbers indicating they give the same remainder when divided by some given number
- (mathematics, geometry) being isometric — roughly, the same size and shape
- (algebra) more generally: any equivalence relation defined on an algebraic structure which is preserved by operations defined by the structure
the quality of agreeing or corresponding
number theory, relation indicating two numbers give the same remainder when divided by some number
equivalence relation preserved by operations
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congruence f (plural congruences)